A natural herb with cooling, refreshing properties.
The peppermint herb belongs to the Mentha genus. It’s most commonly known as a flavor-agent for various food products such as teas, desserts, and sauces. The aromatic peppermint plant has green, textured leaves with jagged edges. The plant leaves themselves have a strong mint scent.
Health Benefits of Peppermint:
Peppermint is often consumed as a soothing agent for an upset stomach or nausea. Research has shown that when consumed in the form of an oil, peppermint may have a calming effect on the muscles of the digestive tract, which may relieve some symptoms of IBS (1).
Nutrient Breakdown of Peppermint:
*Per 1 ounce, 28g (2)
- Vitamin A | 24% DV
- Manganese | 16% DV
- Vitamin C | 15% DV
- Fiber | 9% DV
- Iron | 8% DV
- Folate | 8% DV
How To Use:
Peppermint is delicious when added to desserts, teas, and salads. It can be consumed in its natural form as a leafy green, or in the form of an extracted oil.
Always be sure to check with your physician before deciding to add any natural home-remedies to your diet.